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Didòmhnaich, 08/Dec/2013

Islay Blogging Roundup #273

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OK, it's Sunday late afternoon, it must be time for the Islay blogging roundup. So while listening to the Debut Single by Whisky Kiss "Jocks Revenge (Hold)" let me pull together the Islay mentions on the blogs over the last week or so:

Let me start with the visits this week: Beer and Baking was Getting Lost In The Lochs Of Scotland on the way to Islay Part 1: Cows In The Road. Toni from Italy mentions Once were in Islay, anyone know where the lighthouse on the left is (the one of the right is obvious)?

At the Dower House Something momentous is happening on Wednesday!. They were also Up in the rafters! and reported back After the storm!. P3 of Port Ellen Primary reports from Our Visit to the Dump while Justin Tyers has been Living with the Rats…. The Islay Energy Trust reports from the IET AGM focuses on benefits from community wind project and prospects for community share offer. Ron brings news about the launch of Whisky Auctions from Islay.

I think I should look up what a Bryologist is when I find the time, after all they do mention Islay (and Jura) in a post Deceived by an old and foul trick. Apparently they are the only known sites where Adelanthus lindenbergianus (no, I don't know what that is either) grows.

A few Islay whisky posts: From Germany we read about Laphroaig on the Road while there was a Laphroaig tasting in Finland. Gordon Homer tasted Three Special Lagavulins and Onversneden the Laphroaig 10y 1996, Jack Wiebers Auld Distillers. Jordan of Chemistry of the Cocktail has a Whisky Review: Bruichladdich 10 Year (The Laddie Ten). Josh at the Coopered Tot has Laphroaig's Younger OBs considered. Cigarette? and Rachel suggests a WHISKY SPRITZER! anyone? The Smoky Beast start with a Review: Kilchoman Machir Bay, The "It" Beast and follows up with Kilchoman Part 2 - James Wills on single malts & reviews of Loch Gorm and 100% Islay

The birdwatching and wildlife: Ed Burrell wonders if he's Totally addicted to... ring reading?! Philippa Mitchell wrote a guest post Imagining Barnacle Geese on Islay on Imagining Natural Scotland while on her own blog she has thoughts from An Islay Farmer and is now Sitting here sketching. The RSPB blog has many updates, including a Storm report, Dave's new occupation of Otter spotter and A first for Islay!. And of course ever reliable the Islay Birds blog reports Amy's sightings, birdwatching before the storm, birdwatching during the storm and birdwatching after the storm.

To finish as usual the pictures. James Deane has been out in the recent storm for views of the waves at Port Wemyss while James Collett has a very interesting shot about The Power of Touch. On the Tumblr alff-alff I've found some lovely rainbows all over Islay and some rare snow on Islay. The RSPB blog shares From dusk till dawn while the INHT has been Putting on the beef. And finally from my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked the Evening mood at Machir Bay, Walking the dogs in a breezy Saligo Bay and the Calm Loch Gorm and Saligo, Isle of Islay.

Good night!

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